Help is always available

Penrith Council posted about cost of living challenges on social media. “The reality is that 1/3 of Australians are currently experiencing financial hardship and/or food insecurity.” If you or someone you know, is doing it tough, you can access help by:

• Visiting the National Debt Helpline website for step-by-step guides and useful information on how to manage specific types of debts or call 1800 007 007. 

• The Australian Government’s Moneysmart website offers free tools, tips and guidance to help you take control of your money and improve your financial wellbeing. 

• Call the Mob Strong Debt helpline on 1800 808 488 for free legal advice about money matters for First Nations Peoples. 

For services closer to home, you can always reach out to The Penrith Community Kitchen via their website or they are open Monday to Friday 11:30am-1:30pm for a meal. 

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